To meet the needs of specialist training at pre-consultant level and development of nurses and allied health professionals. To develop the following: understanding of the scientific basis and clinical practice of rheumatology; understanding and critical evaluation of research; undertaking a systematic review, designing and conducting a research project; communication and management skills; the ethos of a multidisciplinary approach to rheumatological care.
The programme covers the clinical and basic knowledge base of rheumatology in a modular structure:
- Basic Concepts
- Clinical & Molecular Genetics
- Cell Biology
- Basic Immunology & Autoimmunity Immunology
- The Neuroendocrine System & its Relevance to Rheumatology
- Haematology; Radiological Sciences & their application to Rheumatic Disease
- Laboratory Techniques in Diagnosis
- The Scientific Basis of Clinical Rheumatological Practice
- Specific Rheumatological Diseases
- Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
- Non-drug Therapies
- Psycho-social and Economic Aspects of Rheumatoid Diseases Management Methods.
Students also undertake a research project.
Dr Gabrielle Kingsley
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90/PGD 120
Two years PT, October to July. The programme runs biennially.
The majority of students continue to work in the NHS during study and use the programme for career development in the NHS.
Year of entry 2013